Online Money Advance

My wife and I perpetually live paycheck to paycheck and quite often we run out of funds well before our next check. We’re used to it, but sometimes it really sucks, like this week. This week is Thanksgiving, and we have no money. Like, I got paid last Friday and by Sunday we were broke. Some people say broke as in they still have their savings account, but they don’t want to spend it because it’s where they want it to be. I say broke and mean it.

In order to get through the rest of the week, and to be able to make it the almost hour drive to Jen’s family’s house for Thanksgiving, we need a few extra bucks. So I turned to money advance apps. If you look, there are quite a few now.

I first saw them advertised on Facebook with Cleo. Cleo promises to give you a $100 advance, except, after I tried, I discovered you have to jump through some hoops to get it done.

After I tried a few of these, hoping to get a few extra bucks before payday so I could make it through the rest of the week, I discovered Dave.

Dave says they’ll give you an advance of up to $75. I signed up and was quickly denied access to the app because of my bank account or something.

My wife decided to try a couple, and went with Dave, and used my info, and got it signed up. I don’t understand how she could do it when I couldn’t, but as of now it doesn’t really matter.

We signed up for the advance and was approved for $75. The app said it could be delivered immediately, or take up to 8 hours. 8 hours from when we were approved was yesterday morning at 6 AM. By then we still hadn’t gotten it. We went back to the Dave app to find out we were expected to get it by 6 PM, which was 12 hours more than 8 hours. By 6 PM we still hadn’t gotten it, so my wife contacted them and we were told a ticket was submitted, but we’ve yet to get a response.

It has now been over 24 hours since we were supposed to get it at 6 AM, two more emails were sent, no response has been given to us and we know nothing. But I read a bunch of reviews saying advances were never given, but when it came time to pay the advance back, the app took the money back. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen, but so far nothing has gone right, so it probably will.

My lesson for you in all of this? Do good in school and get a good job so you don’t have to deal with this shit. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Cool Cosmos: Orion

When I was living at my last house, I went out to the porch to smoke a cigarette and let the dog out. If I looked up and to the left, I always saw The Big Dipper. It was like a friendly neighbor that I always got to see, who didn’t talk to me. Those are the best neighbors.

Now that I’ve moved, every night when I get home, I get out of my car, walk around it and look up, I see Orion.

Hey, buddy.

What’s cool about Orion are his shoulders, among other things. His right shoulder, the one on the top left of the picture (cause he’s facing us) that is big and orange, is Betelgeuse. And his other shoulder is Bellatrix. You know, these two.
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My 40th Birthday

I’d like to say hi to all my new followers. May you enjoy the ride.

Today I turned 40. What an accomplishment, considering I still feel 25. And that’s what 40 is. It’s 25 again. I know the math doesn’t add up, but it doesn’t have to.

Today was epic from beginning to end. First, at midnight last night, I was just closing at work. My manager said she discovered a bunch of beer that was outdated, and that the owner said to get rid of it any way she could. So me and another closer took it home. We each got 3 cases a piece.

And then there was an order for 50 wings, but for some reason we made it twice, so there were these 50 wings just hanging out, begging to be eaten. Someone snatched up the first 25, so I took the other. Free beer and free wings. I had a beer in me and the wings polished off by 1 AM.

I slept for a few hours, then woke up and my wife and I met my mom for lunch at Hooters, where my mom said she’d treat us. It was my wife’s first time there and my mom’s second, I think she said. It was my uh… I don’t know, three thousand something.

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Pitfalls Of A Self Publishing Author

Sure, self publishing is my personal choice for publishing a book. For many reasons. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with some issues. As far as publishing goes, I’ve published with Lulu in the past, and it was so long ago I can’t remember anything about it. And now I publish with Amazon.

As you should know, I have a book coming out, hopefully tomorrow. In order to get it published on the date I wanted it published on, I was advised by fellow self publisher Benjamin Wallace to publish it several days in advance. That way if it does get published early it has time to get set in the system and have all the kinks worked out in advance to when you start getting orders.

Now, here’s the pitfall I dealt with this time around. My book cover. If you should ever decide to self publish, check this out. This didn’t happen with my first book.

I uploaded the cover file to Amazon’s system. The system said it was too small, even though I made it to their specifications, so I fixed it and uploaded it again. They said it was okay.

I uploaded my manuscript a couple of times and checked it all out in the visual app to make sure it was exactly how I wanted it, which it wasn’t each time I uploaded it, which is why I had to upload it multiple times. I was fixing each issue each time, yet for some reason when I’d fix one issue a new one would pop up. That shouldn’t happen, so I’m not sure if it was the program I was using to write with, or Amazon’s system. I’m leaning away from Amazon’s system, as they upload hundreds of books a minute, I’m sure it knows what it’s doing.
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Lil Horror Stories For The Soul Trailer

Here is the first official trailer for the new book! Check it out and share it!

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Live Friday Nights: John Corabi – Motley Crue Album

Back in the early 90s Vince Neil left Motley Crue (which they barely touched on in the movie The Dirt) and Motley Crue replaced his ass with John Corabi, a killer singer and guitarist from The Scream. They then put out a self titled album that in my opinion and the opinion of many other Crue fans, was the best album they ever put out. As a matter of fact, it’s one of my favorite complete albums, and it was one of my favorite parts of the 90s music scene. Not only is it vastly different from every other Crue album, it’s also a lot heavier.

Unfortunately, the band made up with Vince Neil and John Corabi was left by the wayside, and now (before they retired from playing live) Motley Crue never played songs from that album live because it wasn’t a Vince album. Yet when Corabi was singing Vince’s songs in concert he was killing them.

John Corabi was the best thing to happen to Motley Crue since heroin.

Because it all took place in the early 90s, there’s not a lot of videos, or good ones, of Corabi singing live with Motley Crue, but imagine my absolute delight when the following video popped up on Youtube. It’s John Corabi and his own band covering the entire Motley Crue album he sung on, front to back, and it’s awesome. I posted this more for me than you, but if you can get into it, rock on.

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